House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 29 April 2020

No. 52

The House met at 11.30 am (Order, 22 April).

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for International Development

(2) the Prime Minister

2Statement: Repatriation of UK nationals affected by COVID-19 (Nigel Adams) 

As it was more than two hours after the commencement of hybrid scrutiny proceedings, the Speaker brought proceedings on the statement to a close (Order (Scrutiny proceedings (1)), 21 April). 

3Business of the House (29 April)

Motion made, That:—

(1) The following arrangements shall apply to today’s business:

Business

Timings

Remote division designation

Business Statement

Up to 20 minutes

None

Fire Safety Bill: Second Reading

Up to 100 minutes; suspension; up to two hours

None

Fire Safety Bill: Programme

No debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7))

None

Fire Safety Bill: Money

No debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a))

None

Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993

No debate

None


(2) At the conclusion of the debate on the Fire Safety Bill, the Speaker shall put the Question, That the Bill be now read a second time.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

The Speaker declared the Question agreed to (Order (Substantive proceedings (4)), 22 April).

4Business Statement (Leader of the House)

As it was more than twenty minutes after the commencement of the Business Statement, the Speaker brought proceedings on the statement to a close (Order, today).

5Fire Safety Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Fire Safety Bill be now read a second time.

The Deputy Speaker announced a time limit on backbench speeches (Standing Order No.47(1)).

The Deputy Speaker suspended the House (Order, today).

Debate resumed.

Bill read a second time.

6Fire Safety Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7) and Order, today), That the following provisions shall apply to the Fire Safety Bill:

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.  

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 25 June 2020.

(3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.  

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

(4) Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

(5) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

(6) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.  

Other proceedings

(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

Question agreed to.

7Fire Safety Bill: Money

Queen’s Recommendation signified.

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) and Order (today)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Fire Safety Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

Question agreed to.

8Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993

Resolved, That this House approves, for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government’s assessment of the medium term economic and fiscal position as set out in the latest Budget document and the Office for Budget Responsibility’s most recent Economic and Fiscal Outlook and Fiscal Sustainability Report, which forms the basis of the United Kingdom’s Convergence Programme.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

9Adjournment

The Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put (Order (Hybrid proceedings (5)), 22 April).

Adjourned at 6.30 pm until Monday 4 May (Order, 22 April).

Other Proceedings

Public petitions

10Public Petitions

A public petition from residents of Erewash relating to Ladycross House Local Authority Care Home was presented by Maggie Throup.

Reports from Select Committees

11Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee  

Online harms and disinformation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 234) (Julian Knight).

12Education Committee

The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 254) (Robert Halfon).

13Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) COVID-19 and food supply: Written evidence, to be published (HC 263);

(2) Labour in the food supply chain: Written evidence, to be published (HC 231)

(Neil Parish).

14Home Affairs Committee

(1) Home Office preparedness for Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 232);

(2) Correspondence from the Home Office: Written evidence, to be published

(Yvette Cooper).

15International Development Committee

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s review on The Newton Fund: Written evidence, to be published (HC 260) (Theo Clarke).

16Procedure Committee 

Proxy voting: review of pilot arrangements: Written evidence, to be published (HC 10) (Karen Bradley). 

17Public Accounts (Committee of)

Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities: First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the report (HC 85) (Meg Hillier).

18Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) The Work of the Cabinet Office: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 118);

(2) Cabinet Office Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority, relating to COVID-19 statistics: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority, relating to Universal Credit management information: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from Professor Sir Ian Diamond, National Statistician, relating to COVID-19 statistics: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence relating to constituency boundary review changes: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence with the Comptroller & Auditor General relating to the Government’s management of major projects: Written evidence, to be published (HC 125);

(8) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office relating to independent review into personal data handling by the Cabinet Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Scrutiny 2018–19: Written evidence to be published (HC 117);

(10) Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(11) The Statistics Board Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr William Wragg). 

19Treasury Committee

Economic impact of coronavirus: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 271) (Mel Stride).

20Welsh Affairs Committee 

Freeports and Wales: Written evidence, to be published (HC 205) (Stephen Crabb). 

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Dangerous Drugs

Misuse of Drugs (Coronavirus) (Amendments Relating to the Supply of Controlled Drugs During a Pandemic etc.) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 468), dated 28 April 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

2National Health Service

National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 469), dated 28 April 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Helen Whately)

Other papers

3Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office Minute, dated 29 April 2020, concerning Indemnities granted to designers and manufacturers in the Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator System project (by Command) (Michael Gove)

4Investigatory Powers

Explanatory Memorandum to the Investigatory Powers (Temporary Judicial Commissioners and Modification of Time Limits) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 360) (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

5Loans to Ireland

Report under section 2 of the Loans to Ireland Act 2010: 1 October 2019 to 31 March 2020 (by Act) (John Glen)

6National Health Service

Statement under section 6E(9) of the National Health Service Act 2006 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

7Political Parties, Elections and Referendums

Interim Corporate Plan of the Electoral Commission for 2020–21 to 2024–25 (by Act), to be printed (HC 323) (The Speaker)

8Statutory Instruments (Notification)

Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instruments came into operation: Investigatory Powers (Temporary Judicial Commissioners and Modification of Time Limits) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 360) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

9Supply Estimates 2020–21

The Electoral Commission: Main Supply Estimate for 2020–21 (by Act), to be printed (HC 303) (The Speaker)

10UK Borders

Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: Inspection of Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention: November 2018–May 2019 (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Withdrawn papers

11Investigatory Powers

Explanatory Memorandum to the Investigatory Powers (Temporary Judicial Commissioners and Modification of Time Limits) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 360) (laid 27 March)

 

Prepared 29 April 2020